Who is the Board of Education?
The Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education consists of five elected community members who reside in the Cuyahoga Falls City School District. Board members are elected to four-year terms on an alternating 3-seat / 2-seat election cycle (3 Board seats open; 2 years later- 2 Board seats open; 2 years later- 3 Board seats open, etc.). The term of office runs from January through December.
What Does the Board of Education Do?
Adopts a shared vision/mission that keeps students as the focus and commits to using the vision/mission to guide decisions
Adopts policies and allocates resources that support teaching and learning
Employs and evaluates the performance of the superintendent and treasurer
Demonstrates fiscal responsibility by monitoring revenue/expenditures
Assists in the design of a Strategic Plan with long-term goals and short-term objectives that are regularly monitored and reported to the community
Approves contracts and determines the need/type/timeline for levies
Advocates for families and children and leads celebrations of student achievement
The Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education has established four focus areas through the strategic planning process entitled Black Tiger Pride Strategic Plan 2019-2024.
1. Student Success
Provide applied, hands-on learning in STEAM to all students
Embed oral and written communication skills within all subjects to improve student performance
Drive personalized career exploration and planning with online guidance tools
Prepare students for success with life-skills training and programming
Enhance student learning by engaging alumni, community members, businesses, and educational partnerships
2. Culture of Caring
Expand partnerships with community resources
Celebrate successes of all staff and students
Foster adult/student relationships in each building and across the district
Increase staff collaboration and communication across buildings and grade levels
3. Black Tiger Family
Share positive messages with the community about our students and schools
Invite and welcome families into the buildings
Foster a culture of community service
4. Resource Leveraging
Develop methods for communication with the community on federal, state, and local school finances
Design new facilities to promote flexible learning, collaboration, safety and well-being
Identify and support additional revenue generation strategies